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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 463 people named Gergen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Gergen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 502 people named Gergen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 31% were children
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • Although 47% were female, the most common name for males was Peter
  • 57 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,832

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As Gergen families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most mothers originated from Nebraska
  • 145 were first-generation Americans
  • 31% were first-generation Americans
  • 42 were born in foreign countries